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by Aresen
Today, 10:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

So I had a random thought about Franken as related to a general rule. Let’s say Franken gets the boot over this. What is the incentive to come clean, repent and make peace with the past accuser. It basically shows that your best bet is to fight, no matter how long the odds because coming clean gets...
by Aresen
17 Nov 2017, 13:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 870
Views: 46438

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

This is one for the record books, a city that won't build a stadium to get a sports team: Halifax CFL team an ‘exciting opportunity,’ but city won’t lead effort Savage says there has been a long-standing interest in the city for a football franchise and a stadium — Halifax currently does not have on...
by Aresen
17 Nov 2017, 13:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8287
Views: 227432

Re: Observations of the Random sort

nicole wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 13:11
I...had no idea this shit was this crazy

Do you mean the gawdawful decor or the sanctimonious critique?
by Aresen
17 Nov 2017, 12:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1237
Views: 43897

Re: Random news finds

If a tree falls in a forest, it was probably captured on somebody's security camera.
by Aresen
17 Nov 2017, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4207
Views: 66498

Re: Orange is the new President

While I detest trophy hunters, they have often spearheaded conservation efforts. It gives me mixed feelings.
by Aresen
17 Nov 2017, 00:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

There is a difference between the two, but neither Team Red nor Team Blue seems ready to differentiate when it comes to tarring the opposition.
by Aresen
17 Nov 2017, 00:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 578
Views: 27993

Re: The Road to Damascus

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 19:33
It's cool that there seems to be a general war brewing in the Middle East. We won't get dragged into that, and it won't destroy the world economy for a decade.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11 ... elligence/
The Axis of Ishmael?
by Aresen
16 Nov 2017, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Religion is fair. That was off top of head kinda thing based on recent stories. I think the idea of a powerful career gatekeeper and the general absence of something like HR which creates institutional barriers (which yes can fail) will be correlated features. To be fair Religion already beat every...
by Aresen
16 Nov 2017, 14:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Was Franken one of the torchbearers in the crowd looking to lynch Moore?

(Not that I don't think Moore should be lynched. I'd just like to see another rope hung on that oak tree.)
by Aresen
16 Nov 2017, 11:54
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: America's Exit May Have Improved the TPP
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: America's Exit May Have Improved the TPP

Don't we already have a thread for stupid shit said on H&R, when anyone bothers to look? This is for substantive discussion of articles and stuff at Reason. Right. I took Aresen's post to be about the stupid response there. A little bit guilty as charged. I did object to the stupid response, but I ...
by Aresen
16 Nov 2017, 11:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1659
Views: 84023

Re: Towing the Lion

From a story about the coup in Zimbabwe:
The military is hoping to revive the economic decline that was mainly caused by a program initiated by Mugabe
by Aresen
16 Nov 2017, 10:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4207
Views: 66498

Re: Orange is the new President

Warren wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 01:17
the innominate one wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 21:23
It's very Cruella de Ville.
Just the other day I was thinking Cruella would be a good candidate for the Wicked treatment. Good capitalist antagonized by a self-deluded layabout.
Why not Delores Umbridge? She likes cats, after all. :P
by Aresen
16 Nov 2017, 01:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6154
Views: 165065

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

dbcooper wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 01:02
Well we’ve reached peak something.

Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals
Peak pique?
by Aresen
15 Nov 2017, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 94
Views: 931

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

BTW, how is lying to the FBI a crime? Depending on the context, obstruction of justice. I need a further explainer on that (I don't know what constitutes obstruction of justice or whether that should be a crime too). Morally I see no problem with lying to the police, who are free to lie to you. I f...
by Aresen
15 Nov 2017, 19:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I bless the rains
Replies: 26
Views: 406

Re: I bless the rains

Wow. https://www.ft.com/content/7724bc6e-c9bd-11e7-ab18-7a9fb7d6163e Zimbabwe’s army seized control of the country on Wednesday, saying it was removing “criminals” around Robert Mugabe and holding the president for his own safety. A spokesman said on state television that Mr Mugabe and his family w...
by Aresen
15 Nov 2017, 19:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

nicole wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 10:36
Trumpkins know they're not getting factory jobs back, they just want to trigger the libs.
Disputed. The Trumpenproletariat believes that, if they can just get rid of the Mexicans and the H-1Bs, they will magically get $55,000, 40 hour week jobs back.
by Aresen
15 Nov 2017, 19:06
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: America's Exit May Have Improved the TPP
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: America's Exit May Have Improved the TPP

thoreau wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 14:11
Who's down with TPP?
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
by Aresen
14 Nov 2017, 21:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 94
Views: 931

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

If the Blues were less pathetic, maybe they'd ask themselves what Bill Clinton ever did for them. And they won't. Depends what you mean by "blues". Milquetoast centrist voters that mostly vote D but generally aren't paying too much attention? Sure. But progressives have never been comfortable with ...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2017, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 94
Views: 931

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

The Blues tossed the Weiner. I'm guessing they'd toss even Saint Bernie* or Chuckie Schumer in an instant if either of them got accused of sexual harassment.

*Yes, I know Sanders is not technically a Democrat, but he's an idol to a large segment of the party.
by Aresen
14 Nov 2017, 19:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

The main difference is the numbers and the internal disagreement about the need for revolutionary change. If revolutionary minded libertarians started to spin a populist narrative about an oppressed underclass, that caught on somehow, and terk er jerbs became terk er propertay or something to a muc...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2017, 19:36
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: America's Exit May Have Improved the TPP
Replies: 9
Views: 178

America's Exit May Have Improved the TPP

America's Exit May Have Improved the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Not for America I am beginning to feel libertarians are ground zero of "The Perfect is the Enemy of The Good" No, the TPP was not free trade, nor is TPP2. However, a reduction of tariffs and quotas is an improvement over the curren...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2017, 16:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1237
Views: 43897

Re: Random news finds

I hope they put a gold fringe on Jared Fogle's prison jumpsuit. unrelated: John Travolta Accused of ‘Sexual Battery’ by Male Masseur Pursuant to a conversation elsewhere, I know enough French to known that "male masseur" is redundant; a masseur is male, a masseuse is female. No idea what non-gender...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2017, 16:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 94
Views: 931

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

Also, let's not underestimate the boy who cried wolf factor. Republicans mixed a bunch of credible claims (the women) with a bunch of crazy claims (the pile of murdered people). So what ends up happening is that a bunch of understandable mistakes on details (like the description of Clinton's packag...
by Aresen
14 Nov 2017, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Rabble rousing populism, rebelling against something truly terrible in the case of the bolsheviks but against a kind of meh consensus in the current case, but with a stupidity at its core. Except the Bolsheviks rebelled against actual Czarist oppression; Needs more history. The Bolsheviks (translat...